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Shabbat Shalom from Aspen Hill!
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Parshat Bamidbar & Shavuot Schedule


7:00PM Friday Davening with Dvar by Ken Pelman

8:17PM Candle Lighting


9:00AM Shacharit followed by Kiddush.

7:15PM Rabbi's Shiur & Early Seudah Shlishit

8:15PM Shabbat Mincha 

8:35PM 15 Min. Shiur with Shmuli Soloveichik

8:50PM Yom Tov Maariv

9:22PM Candle Lighting (Shavuot Yom Tov Begins!)


9:00AM Shacharit with Hallel and the reading of the Ten Commandments. 

12:00PM Shavuot Lunch

12:30PM Speed Learning & Supervised Kids Activities

1:30PM Special Youth Dramatic Presentation

1:45PM Dessert & Benching

Thank you to our sponsors:

Go Dairy! Sponsors

Burman, Friedman, Greenberg, Landau, Pelman, and Topolosky.


Cheesecake Sponsors

Abrookin-Herschander, Charnov, Katz, Krisch, Levin, Tirat-Gefen, Touvian-Pereira.


Where’s Meat? Sponsors

Chalom, Logan, Randall, Moskowitz, Neumann,       Soloveichik, Weinraub, Zakar, Zimm.



6:30PM Mincha

6:45PM 15 Min. Shiur with Rabbi Jeffrey Frances

7:00PM Maariv

Light candles before making Kiddush at home. Light candles before Kiddush at home. Because we are bringing in Yom Tov early, one should begin dinner before 8:35 pm (Shkia), and some require that at least a mezonot of dinner or dessert should be eaten after 9:22PM.





Join us at the Burman home, 13406 Dowlais Dr, for learning & desserts! Classes will be led by Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Rabbi Uri, and Elan Burman.



9:00AM Shacharit with Megillat Rut and Yizkor.

3:00PM Cheesecake Potluck at the Cepler home, 13903 Congress. 

4:00PM Women's Learning at the Cepler home led by Rebbetzin Dahlia & Jackie Krisch.

8:25PM Mincha

8:35PM Rabbi's Shiur

9:21PM Maariv

9:23PM Yom Tov Ends



July 8-9

Scholar in Residence Shabbat & Luncheon with Chaplain Michael Bloom.

A Taste of Tel Aviv for Shabbat

Click here for the full Shavuot Schedule.

Dear Friends,

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As we welcome Shabbat and Chag Shavuot, we open our broken hearts to the families of Ido Ben Ari, Ilana Naveh, Mila Mishayev, and Michael Feige, who were murdered in a terrorist attack yesterday inside the open-air Sarona Market in Tel Aviv. More than a dozen others were seriously wounded, including Mr. Ben Ari’s wife. We pray for their recovery, physically and emotionally.

This weekend, we read Megillat Ruth, and the surprising decision by Ruth to radically uproot herself and follow after her mother-in-law Naomi, who has chosen to return to her homeland. The text reads:

“Ruth clung to her. So Naomi said, “See, your sister-in-law has returned to her people and her gods. Go follow your sister-in-law.” But Ruth replied, “Do not urge me to leave you, to turn back and not follow you. For wherever you go, I will go.”

One can be inspired by Ruth’s ability to break from her past, and her willingness to imagine a different future. She has the courage to embrace the unknown, and to travel through uncertain waters in order to get there. Ultimately, Ruth’s bold journey is rewarded because of simple acts of kindness and love.

I pray that a new future awaits us in Israel; one that is more forward thinking, rather than solely focused on the past. It will necessitate the imagination of a new narrative, rather than being fixed on claimed historical truths. And if it is highlighted with love and compassion, perhaps then it will become the next Megillah that we read in future days.

May the bereaved families be comforted among all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem and may they live to see the answers to our tears and our prayers.

Shabbat Shalom. See you in shul,

Rabbi Uri

Today is the 48th Day of the Omer!


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Shabbat June 11
Regular morning groups! All the same Shabbat programs as usual. 5-7 Dunk n' Daven will be led by Rabbi Uri.

Sunday June 12, Shavuot Day 1
Regular morning groups, except no Dunk n' Daven. 
5-7 graders are eligible for raffle by attending Shacharit from 9:30-10:10.

Programs between lunch and dessert, during the 60-minute adult speed learning.

Age 2-4 drop off in Band room. Under age 2, needs parent supervision.
Supervised free play with special toys, games, activities, puzzles and stories. Children will be supervised by Shana Katz & Jaime Selvin.

Grades K-4, small library
Read a book about Mt. Sinai and prepare a skit to perform before the community dessert. Led by Carmiya Weinraub.

Grade 5-8, main library
Aharon Charnov will lead you through a fun game called “Cholent” which he helped illustrate, and also discuss the tension of making a cool looking game while addressing halakhic concerns.

Monday June 13, Shavuot Day 2
Regular morning groups!  5-7 Dunk n' Daven will be led by David Zakar.

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